Due to the increased COVID-19 cases, unfortunately Public Services will be suspended again. Please continue to worship with us online.
Dear Redeemer Members and Friends,
It is with great joy, yet with caution, that Redeemer has returned to public worship services following suspensions due to the Coronavirus. Weather permitting, the services will be held in the honored and most beloved Memorial Grove which is east of the cemetery and located by the church parsonage. Services will be at 9:30 am. The Grove provides an excellent outdoor area for worship. It has been spruced up and the benches have been refurbished by several of our members. (You are invited to bring your own lawn chairs, if you so desire.) In the event of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the sanctuary. For either location, the council asks for your cooperation. Face protection and social distancing must be adhered to.
The council has implemented guidelines for a safe return to service based on religious/places of worship best practices. These, if not for your own safety, we will require out of respect for those persons that are at risk. If you can’t abide by the guidelines, please do not attend. The following are a few of the requirements for resuming in-person services:
· Face masks are required of all in-person worship attendees including children (If you do not have one, an usher will provide you with one)
· Touch Free Temperatures will be taken
· An Usher will seat you so as to keep required distancing
· Attendance and seating will be recorded for trace tracking regulations
· Practice social distancing outside of your family (6 feet)
· No bulletins or hymnals
· No Personal Touch Rituals at In-Person Worship
· No Congregational Singing at In-Person Worship
· Ushers will escort you to the exits
We hope that these will be a worshipful services, even with the safety precautions! Also, as we haven't met for public worship for several months, we hope that the Redeemer virtual worship services on the web have been spiritually helpful for your faith. Our plan is to continue to record services and post on-line for those that can’t attend, are not comfortable attending in person or are unable to agree to the guidelines.
We want to make our services a safe, joyful, sincere faith experience to worship and honor our living God, His Son, Jesus Christ, and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
The Redeemer Church Council
Pastor Lee Zillmann
The Redeemer Board of Christian Ed would like to invite you to partake in the long-time tradition of the Flowering of the Cross, which demonstrates that Jesus has risen and is alive!
The 2020 cross is placed in front of the Church. You are welcome to come and place flowers on the cross any time after 9:00 am on Saturday, April 11th, through Sunday, Easter morning at 10:30 am. You are then welcome to stop by (any time) after 10:30 am Easter Sunday to take pictures!
If you choose to participate, please make sure to follow the guidelines below:
• People should not enter the church, unless it is an emergency.
• People will remain in their automobiles at all times, until their turn to add flowers to the cross.
• At no time, will there be more than 10 people as a group, and no closer than 6 feet from each other.
• Parents should keep their children with them at all times and protect their safety.
• Hand sanitizer should be used before and after handling flowers at the cross.
• Recommend those not flowering the cross should remain in their car at all times for safety.
• Older parents, grandparents or others with underlying conditions, should not exit their cars.
• Families may return later, to take pictures (if you would like) when the “flowering” is complete.
For safety, please do not go to the store to buy flowers. There are many opportunities to pick your own flowers.
We encourage all participates to enjoy this intimate time with your family from the safety of your vehicle. A time to be together, a time to talk about the cross and what it represents to us as Christians. Take your bibles and read the recommended scriptures below. Have fun, be safe.
· Acts 10:34-43
· Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
· Matthew 28:1-10
Thank you in advance for helping to continue this long-time tradition of Redeemer.
Let us continue to Praise God during these difficult times, and come together, as best we can, to celebrate Jesus who died to save us!
We pray that you all have a Blessed Easter.